Category Archives: Volunteer Story

Volunteers Revitalize 805 Tijeras Location

Transformation stories warm the heart, celebrate success, and provide hope for the future. And thanks to the work we do here at Crossroads for Women, every day we get to participate and aid in the transformation of remarkable women working to break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration and build healthy lives for themselves… Read more »

2017 Holiday Wishes Come True Thanks to Donor Support

Every holiday season we reach out to local businesses. organizations and community members  to help provide food boxes, wish lists, and holiday events for our clients and their children. In 2017 our supporters donated over 200 food boxes, over 500 gifts, and two holiday celebrations for the women we serve…. Read more »

The Joy of Harmonizing

CRFW   February 23, 2017   No Comments on The Joy of Harmonizing

Accepting, finding changing, healing, building and harmonizing are threads woven in the programs at Crossroads for Women. Nora Kastelnik’s class, The Joy of Harmonizing is no exception. Nora a native of Seattle, Washington settled in Albuquerque fourteen years ago. Exhausted after years of failed relationships both with family and friends,… Read more »

Volunteer “kind of falls in love” with Crossroads

Volunteers are so important to the Crossroads community. They make it possible for Crossroads to do an awful lot with not nearly enough. And John Souza is one volunteer who really gets it. For nearly 4 years, he’s been showing up to do whatever needs to be done at Crossroads… Read more »

Perfect Fit: Breaking Cycles. Building Lives.

  The year was 1983. Laid off from Texas Instruments and newly separated from her husband, Pam Mulhall, a 30-year-old mother of four, was forced to seek help from the welfare office in Lubbock, Texas. She let them know that instead of a handout, she would appreciate the chance to… Read more »

Long Time Volunteer Offers Trauma Informed Yoga Practice

What Beth Olsen enjoys about volunteering at Crossroads for Women are the opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment that emerge through direct communion with the women, especially through sharing life skills. From the age of thirteen when Beth first started (sports/coaching), she discovered in herself a deep personal desire to… Read more »

Annual Family BBQ: More Than a Really Good Time!

Recovering from mental illness and addiction can be a lifelong process. CRFW special events are an important piece of an intentional supportive community that is available to the women for as long as they need. Many thanks to our community supporters: First Baptist Church West Albuquerque, LOVE(H)ER Community Connection & Susan… Read more »

Volunteer Brings Everyday Cheer to CRFW

Meet Louisa, also known as Lou. After her retirement Lou became a volunteer at Crossroads for Women and has been here since December 2013. She contributes close to 16 hours a week on Mondays and Fridays. During these hours she greets clients, staff, volunteers and visitors with a smiling face… Read more »

Gratitude Abounds: Reflecting on the Holidays

As we, the staff and clients of Crossroads for Women, reflect on the positive emotions and experiences of this holiday season, one word sums it up for us: GRATITUDE. Our community supporters showered CRFW with generosity this year in a way that was truly beautiful, and we are happy to take this opportunity to thank… Read more »